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Homestead, Fla. -- Everglades National Park welcomes all to enjoy the beauty of the Everglades as captured by renowned local artist Charlie Causey in an exhibit of his photography at the Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery throughout the month of March.
A Florida Keys resident since 1980, this artist's photographic adventures with large wading birds -- a centerpiece of this exhibit -- began 7 years ago. Many of the photos featured were taken in four specific locales in Everglades National Park: Lake Ingraham, Snake Bight, Eco Pond and the Anhinga Trail.
“The best chance for an up close photo of a large water bird like the egret, heron, or anhinga," said Causey, "is at Anhinga Trail." He also shares his technique for capturing a bird in flight in the park's Flamingo District and Florida Bay, "This usually requires being ready, with a fast camera, telephoto lens, and a bit of luck for a quick series of shots as the birds go whizzing by." He adds, "Even when I see them coming, to get a keeper is the exception rather than the rule. About a third of the exhibit’s photos were taken with the camera attached to a tripod to ensure no blur in the photo and as much detail as possible." The artist hopes that those visiting the exhibit will also be inspired to visit or revisit the nearby Anhinga Trail, just a short distance from the Visitor Center, and other featured sites as time permits.
Out of his passion for the beauty and bounty of this region, Causey founded the Florida Keys Environmental Fund in 1988, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to protect area marine and terrestrial ecosystems. He still currently serves on the board of directors for a number of local, state, and national environmental organizations.
WHAT: Photography Exhibit by Charlie Causey
WHEN: March 2017
WHERE: Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center Gallery
PHOTO: Charlie Causey at Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center. Photograph by Charlie Causey
The Ernest F. Coe Visitor Center is located at 40001 State Road 9336, approximately 10 miles southwest of Homestead. It features award-winning natural history displays, an 18-minute film about Everglades National Park, and related book sales. Center hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission to the visitor center is free. For information and directions to the park please visit the park website at https://www.nps.gov/ever or call (305) 242-7700 during regular business hours, weekdays 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.